Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
James Jabara
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Military Personnel
    (October 10, 1923-November 17, 1966)
    Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma
    United States Air Force pilot and America's first jet 'ace'
    Scored 16 & 1/2 'kills' in WWII and Korea
    Winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Silver Star twice
    Namesake of an airport in Wichita, Kansas and Jabara Award given to outstanding USAF Academy graduates
    Flew 108 combat missions during WWII and 163 during Korea
    He smoked cigars (his nickname was 'The Ceegar Kid') and always had one after every mission.
    He was careless on defense when attacking and was twice almost shot down when enemy fighters slipped up on him during attacks.
    The Air Force used him extensively for publicity; embarrassingly enough he received his Distinguished Service Cross at a baseball game.
    He never attended college, joining the then Army Air Corps right out of high school.
    He was a courageous and skilled pilot who dedicated his entire adult life to the service of his country and the fight against tyranny in the form of Nazism and Communism.
    He was almost turned down for flight school due to his five foot five inch height.
    He scored his jet 'kills' while flying the F-86 against the technically superior MIG-15.
    In one savage encounter during WWII, a German pilot shot off his canopy before Jabara was able to shoot him down.
    When he made colonel, he was the youngest colonel in the USAF.
    He and his daughter were tragically killed in a car accident.
    His parents were poor immigrants from Lebanon so he had to overcome racial prejudice growing up.

Credit: tom_jeffords


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 35 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 29 Votes: 89.66% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 23 Votes: 26.09% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 97 Votes: 60.82% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 62 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 22 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News